A three-part study, commissioned by BBC Arts, of nearly 49,000 people found that regardless of skill level, taking part in creative activities like making music helps people manage their emotions, build confidence and explore solutions to problems.
The impact of an ArtsTrain music making programme has been highlighted in a new evaluation report.
The results of a new study in the USA suggests that musical training can improve a person’s ability to solve problems and think in an abstract way.
A study by Wesleyan University in Connecticut, USA says the brains of jazz musicians are uniquely attuned to surprising sounds.
A new meta-study by the University of Padua in northern Italy has found that musicians have better memories than non-musicians.
New research by the University of Texas-Austin finds an advantage in starting music lessons in late childhood.